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 Egyptomania: Upper and Lower Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Egypt is bounded on the west and the east by desert.
Lower Egypt, or "down river," reached from Memphis, where the Delta began, and spread throughout the tributaries of the Delta to the Mediterranean Sea.
The first pharaoh to have united the "two lands" of Upper and Lower Egypt was said to have been King Narmer in 3000 b.c.
www.seattleartmuseum.org /exhibit/archive/egypt/emania/epedia/terms/Egypt.htm   (181 words)

  
  Upper and Lower Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the labelling of "upper" and "lower" might seem counterintuitive, with Upper Egypt in the south and Lower Egypt in the north, the terminology derives from the flow of the Nile from the highlands of East Africa (upstream) to the Mediterranean Sea (downstream).
Lower Egypt's landscape is dominated by the Nile delta at Alexandria.
Upper Egypt is a narrow strip of land that extends from the cataract boundaries of modern-day Aswan to the area south of modern-day Cairo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Upper_and_Lower_Egypt   (604 words)

  
 Upper and Lower Egypt
Upper Egypt was in ancient times called Te-Shemau and divided into 22 nomes, regions, then including areas stretching all the way to Memphis.
Lower Egypt was known as Ta-Mehu, which was divided into a varying number of nomes.
The intermediary periods of Egypt, first 22th-21st centuries BCE and then 17th-16th century, were periods of Upper and Lower Egypt being split.
www.lexicorient.com /e.o/egypt_low_up.htm   (320 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt
The papyrus was the symbol of lower Egypt and the lotus was the symbol of upper Egypt.
The unification of upper and lower Egypt was celebrated by the design of a new crown fusing the design of each.
The reunification of upper and lower Egypt symbolized by the tying up of the lotus and the papyrus in a bas relief at the Cairo Museum.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/history/egypt/default.html   (864 words)

  
 The Two Lands: Archaic Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Of all the kings of Egypt, Narmer is among the most legendary; for according to Egyptians, he united the two parts of Egypt and became the first king of the Two Lands, Upper and Lower Egypt.
The symbol of this unification are the two crowns of Egypt, the white crown (Upper Egypt) and the red crown (Lower Egypt); these crowns would be combined to form the single crown of the king.
The early kings of Archaic Egypt had to yearly prove that they were physically capable of ruling Egypt in a festival called the Sed ("slaughter," "slaying") festival.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/EGYPT/TWOLANDS.HTM   (688 words)

  
 History of Ancient Egypt Information
Lower Egypt is to the north and is that part where the Nile Delta flows into the Mediterranean Sea and Upper Egypt is to the South from the Libyan Desert down to just past Abu Simbel.
The time frame for the reign of Ramesses II is often believed to have coincided with the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, as Rameses II built his capital Per-Ramses, on the site of Hyksos Avaris, shifting the capital of Egypt to the Delta (the land of Goshen).
Egypt has long had ties with Libya, and the first king of the new dynasty, Shoshenq I, was a Meshwesh Libyan, who served as the commander of the armies under the last ruler of the Twenty-First Dynasty, Psusennes II.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/History_of_Ancient_Egypt   (3852 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
From time immemorial Egypt has been known as the country of two lands: The desertlike Upper Egypt, or the Red Land, and Lower Egypt, or the Black Land, where the soil is fertile.
In ancient Egypt the tendency was toward unity and stasis, not confrontation and tension.
He made Seth the king of Upper Egypt in the land of Upper Egypt, up to the place in which he was born, which is Su.
www.tcnj.edu /~casa3/egypt_history.html   (1061 words)

  
 Egypt
Upper Egypt started at Aswan and was a narrow, more arid land bordered by high cliffs and the desert.
Lower Egypt is known as Northern Egypt because it is downriver along the Nile.
Upper Egypt is known as Southern Egypt because it is upstream, closer to the source of the Nile.
killeenroos.com /1/Egyptovr.htm   (2359 words)

  
 EGYPT
Egypt is slated to overcome South Africa as the highest earner of FDI on the African continent in 2007.
Egypt is bordered by Libya on the west, Sudan on the south, and by Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip on the northeast.
Egypt's important role in geopolitics stems from its strategic position: a transcontinental nation, it possesses a land bridge (the Isthmus of Suez) between Africa and Asia, which in turn is traversed by a navigable waterway (the Suez Canal) that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/egypt.htm   (6264 words)

  
 INTRODUCTION to the land of Ancient Egypt
The north of the country was known as Lower Egypt, due to the fact that the Nile ran from south to north.
Upper Egypt had the tall white crown known as the "hedjet" and its symbol was the lotus flower.
Lower Egypt had the low red crown known as the "deshret" and its symbol was the papyrus plant.
www.egyptologyonline.com /introduction.htm   (642 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt
Wadjet (Wadjyt, Wadjit, Uto, Uatchet, Edjo) was the predynastic cobra goddess of Lower Egypt, a goddess originally of a city who grew to become the goddess of Lower Egypt, took the title 'The Eye of Ra', and one of the nebty (the 'two ladies') of the pharaoh.
She was worshiped as a goddess as well as being the personification of the north, the cobra goddess who was one half of a manifestation of the idea of duality that was a basis of ma'at "which the goddess Wadjet worketh".
Thus, we see that in Lower Egypt the priests taught far less worthy views of their gods than had been formerly held in Upper Egypt; and it is of the first importance to remark that the worse religion belonged to the less civilised people.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/oldworld/africa/gerzean_culture.htm   (2859 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In ancient Egypt the tendency was toward unity and stasis, not confrontation and tension.
He made Seth the king of Upper Egypt in the land of Upper Egypt, up to the place in which he was born, which is Su.
And Geb made Horus King of Lower Egypt in the land of Lower Egypt, up to the place in which his father was drowned which is "Division-of-the-Two-Lands." Thus Horus stood over one region, and Seth stood over one region.
nefertiti.iwebland.com /egyptian_mythology.htm   (1357 words)

  
 Egypt
Egypt is located in the northern part of Africa.
To the north of Egypt is the Mediterranean Sea.
The kingdom in Lower Egypt was called the red crown and the one in Upper Egypt was known as the white crown.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0210200/ancient_egypt/egyptintro.htm   (326 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt
Upper Egypt was the southern part, south of Thebes.
Lower Egypt included the Nile delta and the cities of Memphis and Alexandria.
The settlement of Egypt seems to have originated in the south, a land of extensive green plains and forests.
www.geocities.com /Axiom43/oldegypt.html   (375 words)

  
 Egypt: History - Pharaonic Dynasty I
Egypt's 1st Dynasty saw the emergence of a unified land stretching from the Delta to the first cataract at Aswan, a distance of over one thousand kilometers along the Nile Valley.
That honor was reserved for Na'rmer, who on one side of his palette wears the white crown of Upper Egypt, while on the other, as well as on a mace-head of almost equal importance, he has assumed the red crown of Lower Egypt, apparently the first Egyptian monarch to do so.
But the Horus Den, the fifth king of Egypt's 1st Dynasty,, was also prominent upon the jar-sealings, which mention too a 'seal-bearer of the King of Lower Egypt' with a name compounded with that of the goddess Neith.
www.touregypt.net /hdyn1.htm   (4648 words)

  
 AER World Tours
The capitol of Egypt Cairo is a very ancient city, dating back 4500 years to a city which was called ON and later renamed Heliopolis, the city of the Sun.
Sixty-four of Egypt’s rulers, including the tomb of Ramesseum and Hatshepsut and the newly opened tomb of Neferatiti, were buried in ornate tombs here.
The continuum of Egypt’s cultures is evident at the Temple of Khnum in Esna.
www.aertours.com /egypt.htm   (1749 words)

  
 Kingdoms of Egypt
In the beginning, Egypt was divided into two kingdoms — Upper and Lower Egypt.
Upper Egypt was near the Nile Rivers’ roots in Southern Africa, while Lower Egypt was in the north, near the Nile Delta.
But Egypt began to weaken and was eventually conquered by the Persians.
members.efn.org /~gabriela/egypt.html   (416 words)

  
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From time immemorial Egypt has been known as the country of two lands: The desertlike Upper Egypt, or the Red Land, and Lower Egypt, or the Black Land, where the soil is fertile.
Egypt was defined by four aspects of the Nile.
Upper Egypt - The River Area to the South; Lower Egypt - the Northern River Delta Region; the East Bank - for Birth and Life; the West Bank - for the Afterlife and the Gods (which is why all funerary complexes and tombs are located on the West Bank).
www.lycos.com /info/egypt--upper-egypt.html   (403 words)

  
 Guardian's Ancient Egypt Discussion Board: Wheres lower and upper eygpt?
It may sound strange- but lower Egypt is the Northern part of the country where the Nile Delta is formed and flows into the Mediterranian Sea.
Upper Egypt refers to the southern part of the country.
The dividing line between Upper and Lower Egypt I don't recall, but it is roughly in the middle of the country.
egyptologist.org /discus/messages/32/17382.html?1141681546   (187 words)

  
 Geography of Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The land of Egypt occupies the extreme northeast corner of the continent of Africa and a small area of southwest Asia.
Lower Egypt's landscape is dominated by the Nile delta at Alexandria.
Upper Egypt is known as Southern Egypt because it is upstream, closer to the source of the Nile.
www.website1.com /odyssey/week1/egygeo.html   (389 words)

  
 EGYPT
Since the Nile flows from the south to the north the area of the delta is called Lower Egypt, and the narrow, five-hundred mile stretch from the first cataract at Aswan to the delta is known as Upper Egypt.
There is a tall, conical, white crown which signifies overlordship of Upper Egypt, and a red, flat-topped crown with a projection at the back and a long, curling feather toward the front, which signifies the overlordship of Lower Egypt.
Egypt was a land of many gods, but since the capital was located at Thebes, Amon-Ra, the god of Thebes had risen to a position of pre-eminence.
www.worldhistory1a.homestead.com /EGYPT.html   (6970 words)

  
 Upper Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
"Upper" is land upstream, or to the south and "Lower" is land downstream, or to the north.
Upper Egypt is a narrow strip of land that extends from the cataract boundaries of modern-day Aswan to an area south of modern-day Cairo.
The land of Upper Egypt was more isolated from activities to the north.
www.website1.com /odyssey/week1/UpperEgypt.html   (173 words)

  
 History of ancient Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lower Egypt is to the north and is that part where the Nile Delta flows into the Mediterranean Sea and Upper Egypt is to the South from the Libyan Desert down to just past Abu Simbel.
One popular and convincing theory is that the peasant farmers of Egypt built all of the temples and monuments during the floods.
Egypt has long had ties with Libya, and the first king of the new dynasty, Shoshenq I, was a Meshwesh Libyan, who served as the commander of the armies under the last ruler of the Twenty-First Dynasty, Psusennes II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Ancient_Egypt   (3834 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt
In the predynastic period Egypt was divided into the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt, the King of Upper Egypt wore the white crown and the King of Lower Egypt wore the red crown.
Until the Middle Kingdom the land of Upper and Lower Egypt was divided into forty two administrative areas known as nomes (maps of the nomes of Lower and Upper Egypt, 6Kb) each governed by a nomarch.
The desert edge and the eastern hills of Egypt were a rich source of stone which could be cut for use in monumental buildings, for statues or for delicate cosmetic dishes.
www.copts.net /ancient.asp   (2518 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - Ancient Egypt
In the pre-dynastic period Egypt was divided into the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt, the King of Upper Egypt wore the white crown and the King of Lower Egypt wore the red crown.
Until the Middle Kingdom the land of Upper and Lower Egypt was divided into forty two administrative areas known as nomes (maps of the nomes of Lower and Upper Egypt, 6Kb) each governed by a nomarch.
The desert edge and the eastern hills of Egypt were a rich source of stone which could be cut for use in monumental buildings, for statues or for delicate cosmetic dishes.
www.egyptianmyths.net /aegypt.htm   (2519 words)

  
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Lower Egypt kingdom being governed from the Nile delta.
These two kingdoms co existed until Menes the king of Upper Egypt conquered the North and became the first king of Upper and Lower Egypt.
The main reason for this is due to the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt.
members.lycos.co.uk /nickw110/egypt.html   (325 words)

  
 The Nomes of Upper Egypt
The labelling of "upper" and "lower" seems counterintuitive, with Upper Egypt in the south and Lower Egypt in the north, but in fact relates to the Nile which flows from the highlands of East Africa (upstream) to the Mediterranean Sea (downstream).
Upper Egypt was known as Ta-Shemau and was divided into twenty-two areas called Nomes.
Upper Egypt was associated with the lotus flower but was also represented by the sedge reed, which is referenced in the Pharaoh's Prenomen which begins with the epithet "he of the sedge and bee" (meaning he of Upper and Lower Egypt).
www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk /nomesupper.html   (407 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt was made up of different periods of time, the three most glorious and important of which being the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom (The pharaohs,162).
The beginning of the Old Kingdom began when King Menes united the two separate kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt into one unified state, and proclaimed himself pharaoh, or god-king of this new land, in 3100 b.c.
Perhaps it’s the mysteries of ancient Egypt, or perhaps it is the great works of art and architecture, but whatever stirs man’s interest in ancient Egypt will always be there, with its writings and architecture and its past glories and great works of art, as immortal as time itself.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/Egypt/03/howe/hearn.htm   (1125 words)

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